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Blackhawks vs. Hurricanes game thread: Part 1

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Marian Hossa returns from an upper-body injury when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Carolina Hurricanes in its 2015 home finale Sunday at United Center.

Hawks lines:

Teravainen-Toews-Hossa
Panarin-Anisimov-Kane
Bickell-Rasmussen-Shaw
Desjardins-Danult-Garbutt

Defensive pairings:

Keith-TVR
Hjalmarsson-Seabrook
Scuderi-Rozsival

Corey Crawford will start in net. He is 12-4-1 with a 1.65 goals-agianst average and has posted five shutouts. He has four straight wins against Carolina.

Hurricanes Lines:

Versteeg-E. Staal-Lindholm
Nordstrom-J. Staal-Nestrasil
Skinner-Rask-Di Giuseppe
Nash-McClement-Terry

Defensive Pairings:

Hainsey-Faulk
Liles-Pesce
Nanifin-Slavin

Eddie Lack is 2-1-0 with a 2.93 GAA in three appearances against the Hawks.